Prémices/Open-Ended is the first major solo exhibition of young artist Manuel MATHIEU at the MAI gallery in Montréal.
Born in Haïti in 1986, Manuel MATHIEU lives and works in Montréal for five years. He graduated from the University of Quebec at Montreal (UQAM) in Visual and Media Arts in 2010.
credit photo: Guy L’Heureux
The exhibition presents a deconstructed and stripped down world inhabited by the fractured and fragmented. This new body of work consists of a series of paintings as well as works created in direct response to the gallery space.
Prémices/ Open-Ended suggests a post-cataclysmic atmosphere, an atmosphere of reconstruction, where characters in the process of mutating ( quasi-abstract and quasi-figurative spectres) morph along a path leading to renewal. This image-based installation spaks a fertile dialogue, especially for those marked by trauma.
Prémices/ Open-Ended is presented in collaboration with Rallye Expos 2012 of Vues d’Afrique.
Where? MAI ( Montréal, Arts Interculturels) 3680 Jeanne-Mance
When? Until May 5, 2012 from 12 pm to 6 pm
For more informations please visit the official website of Manuel Mathieu